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Colonel William Cassius Good
loe, a Well-KnownKen--tuckian,
STABS COLONEL SWOPE.
He is Himself Dangerously
Wounded by His Expir
TRAGIC END OP A EEUD
Having Its Origin in Political Quar
rels, Both Being Prominent
SWOPE DIES IN A FEW MINUTES,
Falling Beneath Thirteen BIottb of a ClaspJ
Knife "Wielded by a Yery
HARBISON AFFECTED BY THE HEWS
Colonel William Cassias Goodloe, mem
ber of the Bepublican National Committee
for Kentucky, yesterday fatally stabbed ex
Bevenue Collector A. M. Swope, in the
postoffice at Lexington, Ky. The men were
old enemies and Swope, on meeting Good
loe yesterday, pulled a pistol and shot him,
after a few hasty words. Colonel Swope
fell dead after he was stabbed 13 times, and
Colonel Goodloe lies very low in a hospital.
The tragedy is much deplored in "Washing
rsrzcnx. telegram to the dispatch, i
Lexington, Ky., November 8. The
citizens of Lexington were shocked this
afternoon by the announcement that Colonel
"William Cassias Goodloe had killed Colonel
Armstead M. Swope. The new: spread like
wildfire, and in 15 minutes after the fatal
blows had been struck the street on which
the killing occurred was lined with thou
sands of people, all eager, anxious and
clamoring for particulars.
It was with much difficulty an eye witness
was found, and he proved to be a cousin of
Colonel Goodloe's, named "William .K,
Shelby, a young attorney of this city.
Shelby's story is as follows:
THE ONLY WITNESS STOEY,
"I was standing in the money order de
partment, in the lobby of the postoffice, on
Slain street, when I saw Colonel Swope and
Colonel Goodloe at their boxes, getting mail.
I heard angry words pass between them.
They then turned toward each
other and Swope drew his pistol,
Goodloe drawing a knife at the same
instant, and rushing at each other, Swope
fired, and then Goodloe stabbed him. I do
not think that Swope hit Goodloe at the
first shot, but the first thrust from Goodloe's
knife 'was undoubtedly a fatal one, as Swope
staggered back, with Goodloe closely follow
ing and stabbing rapidly.
A SHOT THAT TOLD.
"Swope turned slightly and fired again,
this time hitting Goodloe in the abdomen.
Swope then retreated, -with Goodloe right
after him. They circled about a space of
abont 15 feet, and, as they came back
to about the original place, Swope fell
forward on his face apparently dead, and
Colonel Goodloe, with a ware of tbe hand,
turned and walked toward the door, when I
rushed up to him and asked him if he was
hurt He replied: 'Yes, lam shot.' I then
walked with him to a physician's office."
Late to-night it was learned that Goodloe
gaTe the following version of to-day's diffi
culty. He said, as he came down the Bteps
from the revenue office.over to the postoffice,
on his way to dinner, lie started toward his
box to get his mail, and as he neared it he
saw Colonel Swope getting his mail, and as
HE DID NOT WISH A DIFFICULTY,
he waited for Swope to get away and go out,
but after he had procured his mail Swope
still stood in front of his box. Goodloe
politely said: "Will you please allow me
to get my mail?"
The trouble then began, and with a few
words Colonel Swope drew his revolver and
attempted to shoot Goodloe in the head. He
knocked the pistol and .it went off; the bul
let going through a package of papers
Goodloe had in his hand, and into his
abdomen. He attempted to ward ofl the
revolver until he could get his knife out,
and when he did he began catting him as
rapidly as possible, until he fell.
Swope fell on his face, near the door lead
ing to Main street, and when he was turned
over, two minutes afterward, he was a
BLOOD WAS ON HIS SHIBT,
coat, hands, face, hair, and on the floor, and
in fact everywhere, as, being a large man,
his many open wounds bled profusely.,
Officers and citizens soon gathered
around him and he was taken to his
rooms, where, upon a full investigation, it
was fonnd he had four wounds in the breast,
five in the back, one on, the right arm, two
on the left arm, and the right wrist was"
nearly severed by the murderous knife.
The weapon used was a clasp-knife with a
four-inch blade, made so as to stay open
until a spring is touched. It seems the
stabs in the breast were made first, and at
the fifth lick of the knife, Swope fired
again, the ball going into the postoffice, but
doing no harm. After Swope fell, Goodloe
was assisted down the street to a physician's
office, where it was found that the ball from
Swope's pistol had entered the abdomen,
four Inches to the right, and in a line with
SO T-BOBntO WAS DONE,
the ball lodged in the left wall of the abdo
men. One doctor says his chances are as
one in ten, while another says he will get
well, and still another says it il impossible
to tell what the result will be before morn
ing. He is dangerously wounded. Hie is
now in the Phconix Hotel, and at a late
hour to-night was resting easy. He has
never been unconscious.
The two men have been enemies for six
years or more, and a year ago last Hay,
when at the Louisville convention, which
sent delegates to the National Republican
Convention at Chicago, they had some hot
words, which came nigh precipita
ting a personal difficulty at the time.
Several days after the Louisville affair
they met in a hotel here and Swope abused
Goodloe in round terms, calling him many
bad nam es. Friends rushed between them and
a fight was prevented, and tbe trouble was
repaired by mutual friendst both men re
tracting what they had said about each
BOTH ACTIVE POLITICIANS.
4 Colonel Swope. was 45 years old, and un
married, being a native ot .Lancaster, tnis
State. He lived in Paris, Ky., many years;
was always a strong and aggressive Bepub
lican, and was appointed Collector of In
ternal Keren ue for the Seventh district of
Kentucky by President Grant. After
serving seven years he retired, only
'to enter politics stronger than ever.
He stamped the State for 'William O.
Bradley for Governor, and made a hot can
vass o'f the State for President Harrison.
Last year he was the opponent'of Colonel
William C. P. Breckcnridge for Congress,
'from this district, and the race he made was
a creditable one. To sum it all up, he was
one of the most prominent and ambitious
Republicans in Kentucky.
Colonel Goodloe is about 48 years old,
married, and has eight children, and is one
of the leading lights in Bepnblioan politics
in Kentucky, being the member of the Be
publican National Committee for the State,
and. a member of the Executive Committee,
'and I Chairman of the Committee on
Speakers during the campaign of last year,
iu wmuu ue uiu
MOST EFFECTIVE SEEYICE.
He was the author of the now famous ex
pression "Spell-binders," which is said to
have occurred something in'this manner:
One of the orators of the campaien while
urging his claims to the Chairman said, in!
an earnest manner, that in his speeches hey.
simply held tbe crowd before him "spell
bound," and the doughty Colonel ever
after called him a "spell-binder,"
and the name rapidly grew, until
an organization was formed under
that name. He was Minister to Belgium
during the administration of Hayes, and
is now Collector of Revenue for this, the
Seventh district of Kentucky. He comes
from one of the oldest families in the State,
being a descendant of the famons Clay
familv, and is a nephew of Hon. Cassius
At 12 o'clock midnight, Goodloe's physi
cians say they have some hopes of his re
covery, owing to the fact that the bullet was
deflected by striking a small locket belong
ing to his watch.
Colonel Swope's remains will be taken to
Stanford, Ky., for interment, which takes
The President's Emotion on Hearing of the
Tragedy Ho Drop, a Book Be Is
Beading and Paces Nerxouily
Up and Dawn the Room.
"Washington, November 8. Colonel
W. W. Dudley this afternoon, in response
to a telegram asking far particulars in re
gard to the tragedy at Lexington, Ky., re
ceived a message stating that Colonel Good
loe's wound was very serious, but not neces
sarily fatal. The dispatch stated that the men
metin the corridor of the new Government
building in Lexington, and that an alterca
tion arose, in which angry words were ex
changed. Colonel Swope drew a pistol and
shot at Colonel Goodloe, who, thereupon,
drew a knife and stabbed Swope, inflicting
a fatal wound. The latter then fired
again at Colonel .Goodloe, and this bullet
took effect in the thigh and passed into tbe
groin. The dispatch stated that Colonel
Goodloe drew his knife in self-defense, and
after he had been fired at.
The intelligence of the tragedy and of its
probably fatal termination to both per
sons was a profound shock to a large number
-of persons in this city. Colonel Good
loe had many friends here, and was
highly esteemed by prominent leaders
of both political parties. As a
member of the Rebnblican National Com
mittee, he naturally enjoyed the confidence
of the chief public men of the Bepublican
party, and his courtesy, genial nature and
generally lovable character gave him a
warm place in the affections, not only of
those with whom he was in political accord,
but of those with whom he differed on
national affairs. By marriage he is re
lated to Senator Beck, of Kentucky, his
brother, Major Goodloe, of the Marine
Corps, havinc married the Senator's
daughter. When in the city he was a fre
quent visitor at Senator Be'ck's residence,
and here he met many of the Democratic
members of Congress.
The President knew Colonel Goodloe well,
and esteemed him highly. The news of his
probably fatal shooting was communicated
to him, and affected him to a most marked
extent The intelligence seemed to stun
the President almost as though
it had been a near relative.
A book which he was holding in his hand
at the time fell to the floor, and for a few
minutes he paced nervously and abstractedly
up and down. He asked that any particu
lars of the tragedy which might be received
should be communicated to him.
The subject is the one topic of conversa
tion to-night among public men and in
A SOUTHERN BATTLE.
The Abrupt Manner In Which a Hearing
Was Terminated Three Prominent
Persons Killed and Several
Lexington, Va., November 8. Re
ports received here from Brownsburg, a
small village of about 300 people in Bock
bridge county, 14 miles north of Lexington,
state that that village is in a high state of
excitement to-night over a terrible and
bloody fight between the leading men of the
vicinity. Three persons are dead or fatally
wounded, while a number of others are
The news received from Brownsburg,
which is off the line of communication, says
that Dr. P. J. "Walker, one of the most
prominent physicians and surgeons of the
State, had threatened the life of Henry
Miller, a prominent and wealthy citizen of
Rockbridge county, for insulting the
former's wife. Miller had "Walker arrested
and placed under bonds to keep the peace.
Between 3 and i o'clock this afternoon the
case came up in the Magistrate's Court and
the tronble soon started, whichended in both
sides drawing their weapons. Miller was
killed. Dr. Walker fatally wounded, and
Mrs. Walker,who was in court as a witness,
was killed. Dan and "William Miller, sons
of the accused, were shot and dangerously
wounded. Samuel Beaver and others whose
names are unknown are also injured. Pull
details of the affair are not obtainable. The
Sheriff and a posse have gone to the scene of
JIAXLY AND GESEI10US.
Assistant Postmaster General CInrkson's
.Tribute to Colonel Goodloe.
"Washington, November8. First As-
A CB0N1I SENSATION.
The Clothes of the Murdered Han
Pound in a Chicago Sewer.
IDENTIFIED BT MES. C0NKL1N.
Uo Doubt at All That the Eight Articles
Have Been Secured.
A SUICIDE CAUSES SOME EXC1TEMEHT.
Tae Eiidenca Produced in the Trial Hot of a Start.
The clothes worn by Dr. Cronin on the
night he was murdered have been found.
The discovery was accidental, being made
by a force of men cleaning out a Chicago
sewer. The articles were positively identi
fied by Mrs. Conklin, and will be an impor
tant addition to the evidence of the prose
cution. SFECUXi TXLXOBAX TO THE DISPATCH.
Chicago, November 8. After a lapse of
over six months, the lawyers who are prose
cuting Detective Coughlin and his Clan-na-Gael
associates are in possession of the last
thread of evidence needed to establish
'beyond the perad venture of a doubt that Dr.
"Patrick Cronin was assassinated in the
Carlson cottage, and that it was his body
that was taken from the catch basin on the
-lonely Evanston road.
At 2 o'clock this afternoon the murdered
man's clothing, his surgical instruments,
'his address and guide and prescription
books, and a package of his business cards
were found in tbe sewer just beneath the
.manhole at Evanston and Buena avenues.
The place is only a mile and a quarter
southeast of the catch basin, where the body
was found last May, and less than a quarter
ot a mile irom the ditch where tne trnnK,
with its rolls of blood-soaked cotton, was
picked up by three German hunters the
morning after the Doctor disappeared,
AN ACCIDENTAL DISCOVEBY.
The discovery, as in the case of the body,
was made by employes of the sewer depart
ment, who had been ordered to the manhole
early this afternoon to remove obstructions
from the sewer. Michael Gilbert was the
foreman of the cleaning gang, Mike Beese
was one of his assistants and W. W. MoMil
lan had charge of a flushing wagon that was
brought along to 'expedite their operations.
The men raised the cover of the manhole
and Beese was lowered into the hole. He
had scarcely reached the bottom when he
shouted hack that he had found a box.
A moment later an oblong box about 12
inches long and nearly as "broad, was hauled
out of the filth. Although greatly befouled
the box showed evidences of having been
varnished and polished, and a brass handle
in its center showed that it had been carried
like a satchel. Gilbert and McMillan
opened the box. One glance at the contents
convinced the men that they had at last
fonnd the clothing and instruments Dr,
Cronin had carried to his death.
There was an assortment of extension
splints with which Dr. Cronin had pro
vided himself in anticipation of having to
set a fractured leg when he reached O'Sulli
van's icehouse. Then came a satchel and a
bundle of clothing. The men delved deeper
into the filthy mass anil fonnd another
satchel, the iron frame work of which only
remained. A case of surgical instruments,
the steel of which was heavily coated with
rust, was drawn from the clothing.
One of tbe men summoned the officers of
the Sheffield avenue station, and 20 minutes
iater a patrol wagon manned by six officers
dashed over the Evanston road. The bun
dle of clothing, the instrument box and the
satchel were loaded on the stretcher and
carried to the station house, and thence to
Superintendent Hubbard's office. Here a
more careful examination was made of tbe
parcels. The leather satchel, after having
been submitted to a vigorous bathing under
a hydrant, was opened, and the first thing
the Superintendent drew from it was a book
that had swollen to more than twice it orig
no doubt about it.
Through the dirt on the fly leaf the name
of Dr. P. H. Cronin was discernible. In an
other portion of the book was a package of
cards of Cronin's business, which were in a
fair state of preservation. Satisfied that he
had at last received the Doctor's clothing,
Superintendent Hubbard ordered the dirty
mass to be removed to too .cast unicago sta
tion, and scrubbed preparatory to delivering
it to the State's Attorney.
But Judge Longenccker and his asso
ciates decided that it was better to present
the stuff before the jury in the condition in
which it was found. The clothing and in
struments were, therefore, carted to the
State's Attorney's office and spread out for
inspection. Mrs. Conklin, who saw the
doctor disappear with one of the assassins,
identified each article as it was placed be
fore her, as having been carried by the mur
dered man when he set out for the O'Sulli
van ice house.
TVOBK OF THE KNIFE.
The clothing showed that it had been cut
from the body after death. The light spring
overcoat was slashed from the collar and
the sleeves were torn from the waist to the
shoulders. The cutaway cbat of (diagonal
cloth was cut into pieces. The vest was cnt
in twain as were the drawers, undershirt
and collar. A keen-edged knife had done
Mrs. Conklin's eyes filled with tears as
each remnant washeld up for identification.
Notwithstanding the terrible condition of
the clothing, dark red stains were on the
coat, vest and trousers. Two white Blurts
were in the mass. One was of cotton, and
had probably been worn by one of the
butchers while at his work. One cuff,
locked by a blue enameled button, was re
moved Irom the pile. The other button
and cuff were missing.
So were the scarf pin, the gold watch and
chain and tbe money the Doctor carried.
In the left lapel of the cutaway coat Captain
Schuettler found a button bearing tbe in
signia of the Royal Arcanum, an organiza
tion of which Dr. Cronin was an active
member. The clothing was temporarily
laid aside, and the contents of the leather
satchel and wooden box spread out npon a
sheet of canvas for examination.
Salesman Hatfield, of A. H. Bevell &
Co., who sold the mysterious J. B. Simonds
a big satchel at the time that the trunk was
bought, identified the wreck as the remnants
of the handbag he sold to the stranger, and
afterward removed by Bnrke to the Carlson
cottage. "When Burke was caught in "Win
nipeg a little key was found in his pocket.
This key is now in tbe possession of the
State, and will be tried on the lock to
morrow. The other satchel was identified by Mrs.
Conklin by a score of marks. It contained
the doctor s prescription book, his call book
and a street guide which Mis'. Conklin
bought for the doctor two years ago. There
was still another book which contained a
list of drugs and explanation of their uses.
The pages were so badly soiled, however,
that tbe chirography was nearly obliterated.
From the sickening mass Lawyer Ingham
drew a tiny knife which Dr. Cronin received
as a gift from a little girL Mrs. Conklin's
tears streamed down her face as she saw the
knife. It was given to her to keep.
A TBAGIO SUICIDE.
A tragic event which occurred just in
front ot the Court House, while everybody
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wildest exoitement, and for a time was sup
posed to be the denouement of thist great
murder mystery. A shot was heard just at
the entrance of Judge McConnell's court
and, supposing it to have connection with
the sensational trial, the State's Attorney
and a dozen lawyers and reporters rushed
from the State's Attorney's office into the
street Stretched lengthwise on the side
walk was a strong man with a smoking re
volver in his hand and brains oozing from
his skull. He was quite dead, and as no
one could identify him, it was at once pre
sumed that his tragio death had some mys
terious connection with the -sensational dis
coveries of the day.
After an hour's investigation by the
State's officers, however, it was ascertained
that his name waa-Edward Bheme, and that
he had been for some time known to be par
tially insane. He death was doubtless due
to suicide while laboring under mental
THE GREAT TBIAL
A Number of Tfeir Witnesses Confirm the
Testimony Already Glren Wood-
rufl" Not to be Fat
Upon tbe Stand.
Chicago, November 8. In the Cronin
trial to-day Captain Wing, of the Lake
View police force, testified that he cut a
number of chips ont of the floor of the
Carlson cottage, and that they, with the
lode of hair found in the trunk, were turned
over to Captain Schuettler. John Lind
gren, Carlson's son-in-law, was the next
witness. He said that he went to the cottage
May 19, with his brother, and finding the
doors locked decided to go in through one
of the windows. The window they first
tried was the front one, next the steps. Half
the blind was open, and the lower slat was
cut or broken off! They raised the window
and went in.
"When we got in wo saw there was some
paint on the floor, and we looked the house
over to see if there was anything in it, and
we didn't find anything except that the
floor was painted, and the inrniture was
standing there. "We looked the floor over
and the furniture and looked at the bed, and
then I looked the other rooms over, and
there was nothing there except in the bed
room and the front room, where the furni
ture was. We touched nothing, and only
remained in the cottage. 10 or 15 minutes,
leaving it locked."
A PIECE OF SHUTTER.
The witness, who is a carpenter, and built
the cottage, identified the piece of the shut
ter which was broken off from the blind and
on which there were stains as if made by a
bloody hand. The slat was then offered and
accepted by the Court in evidence.
Andrew J. Monett, a printer who works
for Mr. Stanton, the Lakeview man who
printed the business cards for O'Snllivan,
one of which was used to decoy Cronin to
his death, was the first witness at the after
noon session. He identified the card here
tofore placed in evidence. On April 27
O'Snllivan called, befora all of the cards
were printed, and took sjmo of them with
him. He also gave instructions to have the
rest of them given to on of his (O'Sulli
van's) men in case he should come for them.
Policeman Hoefig, desk, sergeant at the
East Chicago avenue station, where Detec
tive Dan Coughlin was (Stationed previous
to bis arrest in connection with this case,
was the next witness. He testified that in
the month of April he received
f A TELEPHONE MESSAGE
from O'Snllivan, who wanted to see Cough
lin at his (O'Sulli van's) house that evening..
When told of it, Ooughlin said: "All
right." On the 1st or 2d of May ha
received the same mesKjfc again, and again
Coughlin said: "All right; it is O'Sulli
van, the ice man," "whtn told of it
Policeman Andrew Calvalege identified
the foot-marked portion ot the floor from the
Carlson cottage bedroom as having been
taken ont by him.
Joseph Hunkaler,ex-police officer of Lake
view, testified that on the night ot May 12,
about 12:30 o'clock, he saw two men, a tall
one and a short one standing on the side
walk near the Carlson cotiage and drove
them away, telling them tEey had no busi
ness to be out at that time of the night
The witness then walked past the Carlson
cottage. A bright ligrt was burning
within. Ten minutes leper when he re
turned the cottage was injlarkness.
Policeman A. C. Bobitson testified that
Officer Hunbaler had called his attention
to the Carlson cottage atabout 1 o'clock in
the morning of the nigat of May 12, and
that between the time hi going past it to
the north and returning the position of one
of the blinds had been changed. The lower
slats were opened. Aa adjournment was
then taken till to-morrow morning.
Woodruff is to be! disappointed again.
The- State's attorney have concluded,
after a great deal of argument, that he is
not the sort of a (witness calculated
ta help so important a case as the
Cronin trial, so he w 11 not be placed on
the stand to rehearse the many "fairy"
tales with which he regaled the police.
The chances are he wall never be tried for
anything more desp rate than stealing
Dinan's horse and wa on.
In His DyUKDellrlnm lie Talks Abont the
Alliance, O., November 8. A mys
terions tramp died of paralysis, Thursday,
at the farmhouse of J. M. Staley, six miles
from here. He was an elderly, well
educated man, claiming to be a school
teacher, but would tot disclose even his
During his dying delirium he made many
incoherent references , to the Cronin trial,
and talked about the murder and affairs ot
the Clan-na-Gael. He carried with him a
book pasted full of newspaper clippings in
regard to the case. Prom what could he
made out of his talk it is thought that he
must have had some connection with it
ALLISON IN DANGEE.
The tecisintnro Is Republican, bat a Com
bination Is Forming Against Him
Grover Cleveland Sends a Mes.
sago of Congratulation.
Dubuque, Ia., November 8. Senator
Allison -returned this evening from the
headquarters of the Bepublican State Com
mittee, where he has been for the last two
days, and says the Legislature is safely Be
publican by eight on joint ballot, and possi
bly ten, as one district is still in doubt. He
has no fears of any combination between
any of the Bepublican members and the
Democrats to defeat him. He declined to
be interviewed upon the reasons that had
produced the surprising result of Tuesday,
or upon the probable policy of the party
hereafter upon State issues.
On the other hand, many of his friends
here and the general public do not take as
roseate a view of the situation as he does.
The Herald (Dem.) here proposes that the
opposition combine on Governor-elect Boies,
and believes he can bo elected Senator
over Mr. Allison. Ii thinks the recalci
trant Bepublican members of the Legisla
ture will vote for him sooner than for any
man in the State. The following dispatch
from ex-President Cleveland was received
here this afternoon:
New Yobk, November 8.
Mr. it. 11. Ham, Dubuqne, la.:
The people of Iowa aro especially to be con
gritnlatoil on their victory vver prejudice and
superstition. The Democracy of the btate de
serve the greatest honor,
The full returns from every county in tbe
State as received bv the TTp.ralil crivn Ttnn
. 1-1--1 i ftrrtnn a ...w:
AFTER FIFTY 'YEAliS
Of Patient Waiting Navigation is Now
Open to Morgantown. '
To Greet the Arrival of the First Eegular,
Steam Vessel. ' -
A GEEAT BOON FOB ALL THAT EEGI0K.
llhs Captain of the Bertie Bteils a March on Us
James 6. Blaine.
The arrival of two steam vessels at Mor
gantown yesterday marked the opening of
navigation to that city. The appearance of
the boats awakened a great deafof en
thusiasm, and great confidence is expressed
as to the benefits which will accrue. Bain
interfered somewhat with a formal demon
stration. rSriCIAL TXI.XGBAH TO TBS DISPATCH J
MoEQANTOWN, "W. "Va., November 8.
Fifty-two years ago a committee was ap
pointed to go to Pittsburg from Morgan
town to confer with capitalists of the Iron
City in reference to the feasibility of slack
ing the Monongahela river from that city to
Morgantown. An old paper printed in
Morgantown by Enos D. Morgan in 1837
gives an account of the meeting. This town
was named for Morgan's grandfather, and
Eno3 D. was the father of the present editor
of the Post, of this town.
3for over half a century wehave waited
patiently for a consummation of our hopes.
The earlier pioneers have died and many of
them been forgotten, but the hearts of the
present generation were made glad to-day
when the sonorous sound of the steamer
Blaine's bass voice whistles echoed from
hilltop to hilltop, waked the denizens of the
valley and startled the animals of the for
ests. The gladsome sound was received
with marked demonstrations of approval by
our citizens, and the whistle's greeting was
answered by the peal of bells, the whistling
of steam factories and the clamor and shouts
of the people.
A THBILLING SCENE.
The magnificent packet rounded the bend
of the river where yon first catch a glimpse
ofthetownin all her beauty and majesty.
It was crowded with living freight from,
deck-to hurricane, and a splendid brass band
from California accompanied the excursion
ists. The day was Tainy and dreary, but it
could not dampen, the enthusiasm of our
people and the fruition of a long-deferred
The sight was a grand one. The boat was
handsomely decorated with flags" and other
suitable devices, and the sea of handker
chiefs that were waved and the shouts of
popular applause and approval, made a
picture that was very inspiring to look
upon. The bijj boat approached the wharf
cautionsly, as if afraid of the terrible ava
lanche of impatient humanity that was
anxiously awaiting the opportune moment
to board her.
There were hundreds in the vast umbrella
covered crowd that had never seen a steam
boat, and some scenes were enacted that
were ludicrous in the extreme. The genial
Captain Abrams. however, was eanal to the
occasion, and took in the antics of the moss-
backs with genuine enthusiasm.
Colonel Merrill, the United States en
gineer in charge, also wore a smile as he
viewed the enthusiastio demonstrations of
the modern Athenians. It was a grand
rush, and for several minutes the stairways
were so crowded that it was quite difficult to
go up or down them. The rain poured
down in torrents, and the military of the
university failed to fire the cannon on ac
count of being unable to move the guns.
The bells and whistles, however, kept up
the din, and had the day been at all fayor
able thousands of people would have been
in from the country to ioin in the great dem
onstration. Only an hour's stop, however,
of the steamer prevented a more formal dem
onstration and proper celebration of an
event fraught with so much interest to our
people. A few hours' notice only waslgiven
our citizens to prepare, and a miserable,cold
drizzly rain barred a fitting and greater
To-day opens fan era of long-looked-for
prosperity to our people, thu3 affording
them easy and pleasant traveling, fair facil
ities and reduced freight rate. There will
be from this time on a daily arrival of
boats, and the natural trade betweelthe
upper and lower Monongahela that hasxfeen
for half a century wished for. The elegant
packet Adam Jacobs, with her genial Cap
tain and clever crew, are looked for to-morrow,
and already several excu.sion parties
are booked for a down trip when the
weather becomes more favorable.
AHEAD OF THE BLAINE.
The Bteam lannch Bertie, from East Biver
side, Pa., on the Monongahela, was the first
steam vessel to arrive at this place after the
opening of navigation. The Bertie beat the
steamer J. G. Blaine just two hours, mnch
to the discomfiture of the Captain of that
boat, who had made arrangements to have
his boat come through the first
The Bertie left East Eiverside at 9 p. M.
Thursday evening, and made the rnn in 11
hours. The Captain of the Bertie is tho
wide-awake H. G. Lincohn, of Bast Biver
side. At Jimtown, W. Va,, the Bertie took
on Mr. F. C. Coburn as pilot to put them
through the new channel.
THE EKD OF THE T0DE.
Next Wednesday tho Fan-Amorlcans Will
Finish Their Long Jonrney.
Washington, November 8. The tour
of the delegates to the International Amer
ican Congress, nnder the auspices
of the Department .of State,
will end next Wednesday evening the
13th. The State Department to-day sent
invitations to the wives of the delegates
and other ladies who accompanied them to
this country, to meet the train in Philadel
phia to-morrow and join the party for the
remainder of the tour.
It is expected that a number of ladies
will accept the invitation and leave here for
Philadelphia to-morrow morning.
THE KING'S BABBEE, Ms trials
and triumphs are told the little
readers of to-morrow's DISPATCH
The Blaintla Farthest Trip Bouthecut.
TBEASUBEB HABT DEAD.
The State's Chief Financial Offlclal Passes
Awny This Morning, a Victim ofBraln
Paralysis Several Strokes
Daring tae Fast Tear.
-J ISPICULL TELEOIUJC TO THX PISriTCttl
i ' Habbisbubo, November 9. State Treas
TierHart died at 1205 o'clock this morning
of paralysis of the brain. Captain Hart
ihad apparently-been improving for weeks.
On Tuesday1 He deposited his vote for
Speaker Boyer as his successor, and Thurs
day he was 'driVea about the city and
saluted his friends, who had not seen him
on the street for four months. His family
yesterday spoke of his improved condition,
and hoped for his early-recovery.
After he had retired last night, at about
920 o'clock, while sitting in iis bed, he
gave a sadden gasp, which alarmed his wife,
who failed to obtain an answer from him as
to its cause. He grew gradually worse, un
til death relieved hiss of his suffering, in
the presence of a number "Of his intimate
friends in addition to hit family.
Captain Hart had been sick for over a
year, and is said to have had three paralytic
strokes. Lately it was discovered that he
had a healing in his head, and pms being
extraoted from it, he began to show rapid
signs of improvement
State Treasurer Hart leaves a wife, a son
and daughter. The son, Lane, ia at Yale.
MORTON HAS A BAB.
Miss Willard Repeals tbe Charge Acabut
thsVIco President Third Party
Advocates Are In Control
of tbe W. C. T. U
Chicago, November 8. Battery D
Armory was gaily decked with banners,
flags, Bhields and mottoes this morning
when the National "Woman's Christian
Temperance Union met in its sixteenth
annual session. Between 400 and 500 dele
gates "were present from all parts of tho
Union. Tbe forenoon session was devoted
to short prayers, reading from the Scriptures
and other religious exercises.
The majority of the convention is strongly
in favor ot an alliance with the third party,
yet cannot conceal their anxiety as to the at
titude of the minority, who believe in non
partisan action. If the latter withdraw the
breach,will be irreparable. Last year the
national officers claimed 10,000 focal tuiions
,with a membership of 200,000. ,
To-day the official report showed 7,060
local unions, with a membership oi 142,163.
Among the number which have withdrawn,
are such unions as Minneapolis, Cleveland
and Chester county,Pa.,the latter comprising
60 unions. Such startling figures disturb
the equanimity of the organization, and
this evident disaffection has made a strong
Brief addresses were made at the after
noon session by General Neal Dow, Mother
Stewart, of Ohio, Mrs. Judge Poster, Presi
dent "W. C. T. U. in Canada, and Mia
Minnie Phelps, of Toronto. Mrs. Caroline
B. Buell, Corresponding Secretary of the
Society, read an extensive review of its
work during the past 12 years.
"This has been a year made memorable by
defeats," added Mrs. Buell, "First New
Hampshire refused to make permanent its
Iirohibitory law. Massachusetts then fol
owed, and by a majority of 46,626, stepped
down from the lofty pinnacle of reform and
gave herself over to .passive obedience to
the liquor oligarehy, v
"But our hopes, If we had aay. centered
on Pennsylvania." only to' be met by defeat.
In Ohio' and Bhocfe Island, 'where the
"Woman's Christian Temperance Union had
left no stone unturned, had found no tack
too hard, stabbed in the home of her friends.
And Connecticut, with all its ancient tradi
tions, her religious history, given over to
powers of darkness by a tremendous major
ity of 27.595.
"But if the lessons these defeats should
-teach are learned, then will they no longer
be defeats; but glorious victories."
At the evening meeting Miss Prances E.
Willard, the National President, delivered
the (principal address. Hiss Willard began
her address by saying that patriotism had
always been a part of her religion and
she recommended tnat tneyiasK congress
to pass an amendment to the inter-State
commerce law prohibiting the bringing of
alcoholicliquors into prohibition States, work
for the Blair educational prohibitory
amendment to the actional Constitution,
ask for a law forbidding tho manufacture of
cigarettes, and one against amosing in
waiting rooms and postoffices.
Miss "Willard said that the thanks of the
convention "were dne President Harrison.for
directing' that no liquor shall be poldoi the
Government reservation at Ft t uSingtoa,
to Mr. "Wanamaker for bis pronounced
declarations in favor of prohibition and
Sabbath observance, and then continued:
"Our protest should be sent to Vice Presi
dent Morton for permitting a saloon under
his new hotel."
MAEEIED BI A LUHATIC.
Queer Claim of a PaTrnbroker Who Is
Charged With, Bigamy
rSFXCIAI. TZLEOKAM TO THE DISFJLTCH.J
New Yobk, November 8. David Har
feld, the wealthy Bichmond pawnbroker
who was convicted in the Court of General
Sessions of marrying Sarah Marxhough
his real wife, Julia Harfeld, was living, was
arraigned to-day for sentence. His counsel
asked for an adjournment of a week, saying
that they desire to move for a oew trial on
statutory grounds, and also upon.the extra
ordinary ground thatBabbi Harfeld, the
convicted bigamist's brother, who married
him to Miss Marx, was Incompetent to per
form a marriage service, being mentally un
sound. , , ,
Babbi Harfeld left for Bichmond the day
after his brother's convictfon. He took his
brother's gold watch and chain and J325,
all of the cash, it is said, that his brother
had about him.
A T1CTOI OF DIME HOVELS
Ties aEope About HI Neck and Kicks a
Chair From Under Him
tSnCXU. TSLXORAK TO TIES EIItItCH.1
New Bbunswick, N. J., November 8.
This evening, as the employes of Jane
way & Co. 's. paper factory were leaving
the building, they fonnd hanging to the
beams in the storeroom, by a rope about his
neck, "William Britf on, a 16-year-old boy
who was employed in the factory. Britton
had some time in tbe afternoon gone behind
a pile of paper, and after tyingarope .around
his neck, got on a chair, and then kicked it
from under "him. His neck was broken, and
he was already dead, when found.
No explanation is given for the boy's act
He had been acting strangely or late, but
no cause for suicide was known. The boy
was ap inveterate reader of dime novels.
EIBDLED WITH BULLETS.
A Keniacky Sloonshlaer and HU Father
Dfnrdered la a Fend.
rsrscuz. tuxobjj! to ibb Dtsri.rcH.1
Covington, Ky., November 8. Jailer
Thomas is in receipt of a letter stating that
a moonshiner named William Lavins, who
was discharged from jail here a week ago,
had been murdered shortly after reaching
his home in Perrv county. His father, who
wss released tbe 22J of last ssonf b, was also
shot and killed and his hoae destroyed.
Young Lavins body was IKwally riddled
with ballets. He was waned by a fetle4
not to return heme, bat was, asxiow .W jm
g THREE CENTS '
! GLASS MILL, .-
The Spanpmerican Guests
Visit the Great Plant .
Up the Allegheny.
WET DAY AND A BRIEF TRIP v
Several Manuftctories Omitted-From
the Arranged Plan
TUB STAX IN PITTSBUBG COHCLuTitf'
Great Interest Aroased br taelaspectloa'of
the Process of Making Plate Glass Tks
Soothers Visitors Explain the TariS
Taxes In Their SeTeral Coantries Ma
chinery Generally Free Am Early Start
This Morning fsr Jeaonette Joarnl
Istle Trfkato Prepared for Engineer
The Spanish-American visitors and other
members of the tourist party, accompanied i
by 50 Pittsburg gentlemen, 'visited the
.Pittsburg Plate .Glass "Works, at Creighton,
yesterday. To-day they will depart for
Jesnnette and the Bast The delegates4
were interviewed concerning customs' duties
ia their coantries on Pittsburg products.
The visitors express general pleasure over
the reception and treatment in this city.
Bain, rain, rain, persistent, direct and
steady, fell all day yesterday. It cast a
damper on the Pan-American tour, .Not
withstanding this fact, the Spanish Amer-'
leans turned out in goodly numbers,'' All)
who participated in the tour of Thursday npt
the Monongahela valley took part in that of
yesterday up the picturesque valley ofthe
Allegheny, and in addition Senor A. Fal
-con. Secretary of the Peruvian delegation,
and Mr. "Walker Blaine, of the State DeV
partment vent upon the trip, Senor-Fal
con arrived only yesterday morning, from
St Louis. Mr. Blaine, since his arrival in,
the city, has been: kept to his room by aa
attack of malaria. Ha was sot Iookiag'
any too veil yesterday, but bravedth;
dreary rain because it was the last' day ''of '
the local tour. . "
NOT EABLY-BISEBS. "
The Spanish American gentlemsea had
been somewhat wearied by the'Expositlaa'
entertainment ot Thursday sight, a!" slept,
late. The splash of the rain against their
windows in the morning was net calculated
to rouse the visitors from their slumbers.
-and they lay late abed. Af teThreakfast, it
was at least- 10o5o clock; before the dele
gates and attaches were all down jtairsa
tho hotel, and President Schmertz, of the
Chamber of Commerce, decided' that a start
should bo made. 'Carriages were called
and the party was convryed to the West
Penn depot, in Allegheny. Ex-Senators
Henderson and Davis and Judge Estee, of
tbe United States delegation, went with tha
party, but Andrew ' Carnegie did not take
part in the -day's observation; The dele-
gates on yesterday's trip, in addition to tha
three of this country, were Senors Velarde,
of Bolivia; Alfonso, of Chili; Bomero, of
Mexico; Caatellanos, of San Salvador, and
Zegarra, of Peru. The other Spanish
American delegates who are in the city re
mained at their hotel. A. number of thea
had neglected their correspondence for.
some time,'' and the wet weather encouraged,
them to stay indoors and cultivate thai
WHO WXB2 IN THE TJJSTT.
A number of local gentlemen participated
in the trip yesterday who were not la
the party of Thursday. One of them,
was Colonel John Ewing, of Canonsburg,
connected with the iron and steelworks of
that city. He is a short, gray-bearded
gentleman and Is a first" cousin to Hon.
James G. Blaine. Colonel Ewing'g mother
was a sister to ilr. Blaine's father. Others
who were new to the local tour yesterday
were: Chairman Henry P. Ford, of ther
Select Council; William E. Curtis, the
Special Agent of the State Department;
John C. Porter, Secretary and Treasurer of
the Spang Steel and Iron Company; Beubea
Miller, of the Crescent Steel Works; Will
iam Metcalf. of the same establishment;
William McCreery, the Pittsburg businew
man of many enterprises; George Goode
will, of New York, connected with the
Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, and)
Charles C. Miller, Cashier of the Westing
house Airbrake Company.
The train of seven day coaches of the
Pennsylvania Company was the same, even
to the engine, used on the Monongahela
Valley trip of Thursday. .The crew was
identical and consisted of the following
gentlemen: Engineer, William B. Jones;;
fireman, Harry Paul; conductor, S. lb
Couie; brakem'en, W. H. O'Brien, Charles
B. Butler and Prank Morrow.
AN ELEGANT LUNCH.
Again John B. Schlosser was failed npoa.
by the local committee to spread one of his
unparalleled lunches on tha train. -The.
lunch, if possible, was better than that of
Thursday. The long lunch table was made -beautiful
by three immense stands' of
flowers, rare and large roses, calla lilies and
chrysanthemums. Lunch was not served
until after the train left the plate glass
works. The train left the West Penn depot
at 10:30 o'clock. The rain fell steadily, but
the ride in the comfortable cars up tha Al
legheny Valley was apparently greatly en
joyed by the foreign gentlemen. Porafew
miautes the train stopped at Sharpsburg,
where the visitors were saluted by tha
shrieks of the mill whistles of the,Spang
Steel and Iron Works, tbe Etna Iron
Works, the Vesuvius Iron and Nail Works
and the Isabella Purnace Company, as well
as bv the whistles of tha many locomotives..
lying in the railroad and mill yards. Many J,'
of the workmeairirned out and stood ia thj f,
rain to see the train pass by. ' "'-
MAKING 7LAXB GLASS. .
Creighton station wss reached shortly
after 11 o'clock, A short distance beyond tha
station tho train stopped at the entrance of the
Pittsbarg Plate Glass Works. The tourists
hoisted their umbrellas and rushed across
the short interveaiag. space to the cover of
the Milk. IaeWe. the party was introduced'
to Kiwi. Xdward ad X. L. Ifori, vSvV
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.but it is thought by some of the doctors that
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